Puteri Tioman (The Green Turtle)
This is the story of a green turtle returning to lay her eggs on the same beach where she was born on the island of Tioman off the east coast of Malaysia. It is a beautifully written and illustrated story using the character of Puteri Tioman, a green turtle, to describe the life and dangers faced by these beautiful creatures. This is both a story and a guide book for children and adults on what they can do to help turtles.
Puteri Tioman was selected by the International Board of Books for Young People (IBBY) for the IBBY Honour List 2014. The IBBY is a non-profit organisation based in Basel which represents an international network of people from all over the world who are committed to bringing books and children together.
DATIN ROSSITI AISHAH RASHIDI is a homemaker, mother of five, writer and environmental advocate. She has written children’s books on wildlife since 2006. Her other published books are Manja the Orangutan and Siti The Elephant.
Her writings are based on true animal stories, the challenges faced by these animals in order to survive this world of land and space conflict with human beings in addition to pollution. As an environmental advocate she supports many NGOs and community-based groups in greening the country through tree planting events, both in forests and cities. Currently she’s on the Advisory Committee for Shah Alam Trees for Life while motivating people and government bodies to preserve and conserve green spaces within the city through motivational talks and storytelling. She’s also an active volunteer in Zoo Negara, carrying out environmental enrichment and tree planting activities for the three elephants featured in this book.
Other than writing and promoting reading, Rossiti loves gardening, growing herbs and vegetables, snorkelling and cooking for family and friends.
FARRAH ASHIELA SAMSURI just finished high school when she first started illustrating Manja the Orang Utan for Datin Rossiti Aishah Rashidi. She has no formal training in illustrating nor painting. The two publications are not just a manifestation of her development as an amateur illustrator, learning by experience, but more importantly, to be seen as a medium where she found deeper appreciation of the environment and nature at large. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Architecture.
Puteri Tioman is a turtle who is swimming back to Tioman Island off the eastern coast of Malaysia, where she was born some twenty-five years earlier, in order to lay her eggs. This superb picture book focuses on Puteri’s life from conception to her return to the island, as a route to understanding the life-cycle of the turtle and the principally man-made dangers to their survival...
Hardback (40 pages)